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Cyprus Tour 6 Days/5 Nights
Aphrodite Tour 

01/11/23 until 31/03/24

Monday to Saturday

 

01/04/24 until 31/10/24

Sunday to Friday

 

• 23/12 – 05/01/24 our tours will be different (see New Year's programs)

Larnaca airport

€ 550

6
days
DESCRIPTION:

 

 

1st DAY: Arrival at Larnaca or Paphos airport and transfer to the hotel in Limassol

Check in in your hotel ,dinner and overnight stay.

 

2nd DAY: PAPHOS – 

Every Tuesday until 31/03/24 and ( Every Monday from 01/04/24)

Paphos City included in the official list of UNESCO cultural and natural treasures.

Proceeding towards Paphos we stop at Petra tou Romiou where, according to Greek mythology, Aphrodite emerged from the foam of the waters. We will begin our day by visiting the monastery of Ayios Neofytos founded at the end of the 12th century by the Cypriot writer and hermit Neofytos. The Engleistra contains some of the most beautiful Byzantine frescoes (12th and 15th centuries). We will continue to visit  Tombs of the Kings which date back to the 4th century BC, carved into the rock and decorated with Doric columns.

Then we will be able to admire the famous mosaics of the house of Dionysus. The floors of these patrician villas date back to a period between the 3rd and 5th centuries AD and are considered among the most beautiful mosaics in the eastern Mediterranean. The last stop will be at the church of Panagia Chrysopolitissa, built in the 13th century, within whose complex you can see the column of St. Paul, where according to tradition the saint was flagellated.

Entrance fees included – mosaics – Euro 4.50 per person - Tombs of the Kings Euro 2.50 per person -

 

3rd DAY: CHIROKITIA - NORTH AND SOUTH NICOSIA ► Distances

(Wednesday until 31/03/24 and Tuesday from 01/04/24)

 

Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the guide and departure for Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus outlined by the ancient Venetian walls, known thanks to the wealth of archaeological and artistic finds contained in its museums and above all for being the last city in the world divided by a wall.

Along the way, a stop at the archaeological site of Chirokitia, an ancient Neolithic settlement; the excavations carried out have brought to light evidence of one of the most important Neolithic cultures in the world.

 

Visit to the Cathedral of San Giovanni in the archbishop's palace which houses frescoes from 1731. Passing through the Venetian walls and the Famagusta gate we will arrive at the National Museum where you can admire the fascinating collection of Cypriot finds and treasures of inestimable value . We continue to the historic center of Nicosia (Laiki Yitonia). Free time and crossing the checkpoint, visit the caravansary, Buyuk Han, one of the most famous architectural works of the Ottoman period. The Buyuk Han is located in the center of the traditional market inside the walls. We continue to the Saint Sophia Cathedral transformed into a Mosque * (visit from outside until the works are finished). Return to the hotel in the afternoon..

Entrance fees included – national museum – St. John's Cathedral – Chirokitia (THE CATHEDRAL OF Saint Sophia will be built when the work is finished)

 

4th DAY: TROODOS - BYZANTINE CHURCHES ( SAN NICOLAOS – KAKOPETRIA - PODITHOU – ASINOU ) –

Every Thursday until 31/03/24 and Every Wednesday from 01/04/24

Departure for the Troodos mountains and guided tour of some of the very famous Byzantine churches, cataloged by UNESCO as "a world heritage site to be passed down to future generations": visit to the Byzantine church of Ayios Nicolaos, completely painted with frescoes ranging from the 11th to the 17th century , and of the Byzantine church of Panagia of Potithou. Free time for lunch and we continue to visit the 12th century Asinou church. whose frescoes are among the best Byzantine examples. Return to the hotel in the afternoon.

Entrances Included - Ayios Nicolaos - Panagia di Pothithou – Asinou (collective entrances pay €10.00 per group)

 

5th DAY:. Curium and The wine routes

(Every Friday until 31/03/24 and Every Thursday from 01/04/24)

 

THE PERFUMES AND COLORS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN IN THE TRADITION  OF WINE. Kolossi - Curium –OMODOS –LIMASSOL )

 

A mixed route that will take you back in time, to discover the secrets of the oldest and most famous wine on the island, the Koumandaria, famous throughout the world, the archaeological site of Curium and the traditional village of Omodos.

 

Departure after breakfast. First stop at Kolossi Castle located in the village of the same name, 11 kilometers west of Lemesos (Limassol). It was built in the 15th century, on the ruins of a previous fortress, dating back to the beginning of the 13th century. The latter belonged to the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem and was the headquarters of the most important Command Center. For a few years, in the 14th century, it was under the control of the Knights Templar. The area also produced and exported the traditional sweet wine of Cyprus, which became known as "Vin de Commanderie", or Commandaria. This is one of the oldest “appellation” wines in the world, having borne the same name for eight centuries. We will then reach Curium, an important city-kingdom, today one of the most important archaeological sites on the island. Here we will visit the magnificent Greco-Roman theater from the 2nd century BC, the house of Eustolios, originally a Roman villa, which became a public center for recreational activities in the early Christian period.

We continue to the village of Omodos. Free time for lunch and visit to this important wine center and the famous monastery of Stravos (Holy Cross), founded by St. Helena in 327 AD, located in the center of the square of the same name. We also visit the Linos cellar and taste the local wine. We return to the hotel in the afternoon.

Entrance fees included – Curium – Kolossi – Linos Cellar

Curium – Eur 04.50 –– Kolossi Euro 2.50 –

 

6th DAY:  Departure

Collective transfer from the hotel to Larnaca or Paphos airport

 

 

TOURS are guaranteed for a minimum of 2 people. If the number of participants is 6 people or less, the excursions could be carried out with a private car and a guide/driver speaking English and another language.

 

 

 
01/11/23-31/10/24
SCHEDULE:
 

01/11/23 until 31/03/24

Monday to Saturday

 

01/04/24 until 31/10/24

Sunday to Friday

 

• 23/12 – 05/01/24 our tours will be different (see New Year's programs)

Rates 01/11/23-31/10/24
rates aphrodite
Send your request and pay a deposit of 20% after 21 days of your confirmation without penalty.​ 80% full payment 21 days before arrival .
Payments can be done with credit Card or Bank swift
Cancellations 
 
8 Days before arrival - No penalty
7 Days before arrival - 2 100% non refundable

** rates are per person 

PRICE INCLUDES:

- Accommodation in a 3 , 3* sup  or 4 star hotel in Limassol

  for 5 nights

- Half board in hotel

- Tours and transfers by bus or minibus. (*)

- Bilingual local guide

- Handling fees

- Entrance fees to museums and archaeological sites in the

  program

- Everything mentioned in the program

- Collective transfer

Collective Return Transfer from Paphos airport to the hotel in Paphos maximum waiting time at the airport 60 minutes) - -

Christmas Gala Dinner 24/12 & New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner 31/12   

NOT INCLUDED

- Tips

- Meals during the excursion

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- Air ticket

 

DON'T FOREGET: (*)

TOURS are guaranteed for minimum of 4 persons.If the number of participants will be 6 or less, the tours will be made with a private car and driver / guide bilingual .

 

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